Jan 20, 2013 7:00pm PST
designers, michelle obama always makes a statement. alexis brian morgan. >> i remember seeing a picture of her in brazil in a one shouldered rachel roy dress with black and gold wooden bangles, quite frankly she looked kind of hot, but still very appropriate in her role. when have you ever said that a first lady looks hot? >> mrs. obama wasn't always a darling of the fashion world. sure, she knocked our socks off with that ivory ball grown. but in the early days of her husband's first term, she was often more buttoned up, suits and separates first game way to sheaths and those pearls ala jackie kennedy. >> she loves fashion forward jewelry, she still wears pearls and mix things 20g9. wear a cardigan, it's not just the twin set, she mixes things together. and wears it with a vintage belt, there are elements that are definitely feel jackie ochlgt, but she has completely her own twist on everything. >> reporter: alexis believes mrs. obama started out wearing what she thought she should as first lady and then started taking more fashion risks as she settled into her role. bold colors, toe f
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> michelle really loves alexis jewelry. she still wears pearls. it's not just the twin set. she mixes things together an wears where vicinitiage belts. there are elements that are jackie o. but she has her own twist on everything. alexis believes mrs. obama started out wearing what she thought she should as first lady and then started taking more fashion risks as she settled into her role, bold color, patterns, pointed toe flats and even neon nail polish. her gray nail polish was a big talker. >> she wear clothes with a metallic sheen. it just reflects the light an catches her skin in a beautiful way. that's another thing that's really smart. >> reporter: mrs. obama signature style has evolved into what she likes to call lady like with a twist. the look most often includes skirts and dresses that are circular, lots of floral, texture and jewel sleeveless to show off her toned arms. many women say it's her every day style that has such appeal. >> people definitely love her style because it's relatable. they will see her wearing a j crew cardigan that they can do themselves. they can look just
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
this for many alexis to, unless they get their act together. melissa: is there one thing republicans to put on the table that would turn the tide of the conversation? cut military spending, something that can make them look fresh and new? >> all laugh to say, they're responsible and the other side is not to read at think that message, like 60 percent said government spending is out of control. but the question is how you go about it. you can't do it in a butcher block fashion that would allow people to get hurt. the political screening will be so intense. you saw what happened with paul ryan, the head of the house budget committee republican from wisconsin when heated. he got hammered for cutting cuts in terms of medicare in the seniors, even those who are involved with tea party. wait a second. not me. go after the government workers, somebody else, but not me. it has to be done in a way that allows the american people to see republicans and democrats in it together. that would give it the republicans moral high ground to say we're the ones being responsible. melissa: i love it. thank you.